Malaysian Ambassador to Jordan Zakri Bin Jaafar said Saturday that the ongoing educational cooperation between his country and Jordan is one of the most successful instances of cooperation between the two countries.
Speaking to Petra, the ambassador, who just began his tenure, indicated that 3,200 Malaysian students are studying Arabic and Islamic law, dentistry and medicine specialties as well as Islamic banking in Jordan.
In contrast, the envoy pointed out, more than 1,000 Jordanian students are pursuing their postgraduates studies in certain technical disciplines, such as information technology, in the Southeast Asian country.
Referring to Malaysian investments, Bin Jaafar explained that some Jordanian-Malaysian investments in the food field will be launched, noting that a Malaysian energy company will start a joint venture in oil shale exploitation in cooperation with Jordanian and Estonian companies.
The trade volume between the two countries until August, 2014 amounted to $149 million, compared to $220 million during the same period last year, the envoy said.
Bin Jaafar stressed that ties between the two countries, dating back to more than 40 years, have not only become very strong but also see a remarkable development year after year.